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Carriers Get Extension to Rid Systems of Chinese Technologies

Huawei logo Huawei's logo on a router. (Chris Ratliffe/Bloomberg)

The Director of National Intelligence has extended the deadline to Sept. 30 for a requirement that motor carriers that do business with the federal government locate and purge telecommunications equipment manufactured by five Chinese companies that may be in use in their operations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Fed Minutes Note Consumer Spending Rebound, Uncertainty

The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building stands in Washington, D.C. The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building stands in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

U.S. central bankers noted the rebound in consumer spending at their last meeting but repeated their view that the path of the recovery would depend on containment of the virus.

August 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Survey for Beyond Compliance Program

Survey michaelmjc/Getty Images

Federal trucking regulators are seeking White House approval to study the effectiveness of various technologies, programs and policies with a goal of allowing the agency to recognize and reward motor carriers that exceed regulatory safety requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin DOTs Win AASHTO Awards

Ohio welcome sign The Ohio DOT won an award for best use of technology for its Interstate 670 SmartLane, which allows an extra travel lane to open during certain times to relieve congestion. Interstate 670 runs through Columbus. (pabradyphoto/Getty Images)

Transportation projects in four Midwestern states recently received awards from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Rebound in US Retail Sales Slowed in July Amid Virus Surge

An employee wearing a protective mask cleans a table. An employee wearing a protective mask cleans a table in the shoe department of a store in New York on June 22. (Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg News)

The rebound in U.S. retail sales slowed in July by more than expected, indicating a surge in coronavirus cases and still-high unemployment cooled the economic recovery.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Progresses Toward Sustainability Goals

J.B. Hunt truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has issued a report that provides a window into the company’s current energy usage and outlines a series of corporatewide sustainability goals it has adopted.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Jobless Claims Below 1 Million for First Time in Pandemic

A worker disinfects a bar at a nightclub in South Carolina. A worker disinfects a bar at a nightclub in Columbia, S.C. (Micah Green/Bloomberg News)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 1 million for the first time since the pandemic began in March, suggesting the economic recovery is gaining some traction amid a deceleration in coronavirus infections.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Labor Abuse Allegations Tie Up Ships in Australia Ports

Shipping containers sit at a terminal in Sydney, Australia. Shipping containers sit at the Port Botany terminal in Sydney, Australia, on June 3. (Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg News)

Australian authorities detained at least two cargo ships for alleged labor violations related to demands from seafarers to be sent home, some of whom have spent more than a year at sea.

August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Planning Group Launches Truck Parking Survey for Phoenix Region

Parked trucks Getty Images

An organization representing the Phoenix metropolitan area is conducting a study of truck parking issues in the region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Planning Expert Emphasizes Health Considerations in Public Policy

Older couple getting on bus As adults get older, access to transportation can get more difficult, said Renee Autumn Ray, strategy and innovation leader at Conduent Transportation. (SolStock/Getty Images)

Public agencies at all levels of government, including the ones related to transportation, should incorporate health considerations into policy decisions, a planning expert said.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2020

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